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Alberta band Steve Coffey & The Lokels have been writing, performing and recording their unique brand of hard driving Western Canadian Roots music since 2001.
SAME BOY CD/DVD is the Lokel's 3rd recording to date (and Coffey's 5th) and includes the film 'Same Boy' now being presented by Bravo!
Record producer: Steve Loree Film: A.Thomas/SteveCoffey
The film synopsis: SAME BOY; weaves visual art, original song and the rural Western Canadian Landscape into unique present-day poetry.
The Lokels are:
Russ Baker- Bass; Electric; Vocals
Dave Bauer - Electric; Mando; Banjo; Vocals
Steve Coffey - Acoustic; Harmonica; Vocal
Lance Loree - Pedal Steel; Electric; Dobro; Vocals
Pat Phillips - Drums; Percussion; Vocals
"With word awareness reminiscent of Fred
Eaglesmith, Central Alberta native Steve Coffey drops his third disc
with the Lokels, and fans of literate singer-songwriters should take
note. Same Boy is a keeper, and should make those who appreciate Tom
Russell, Dave Alvin and their ilk quite pleased. Multidimensional, on
My Hometown Coffey pulls together foreboding prairie images of a
community slowly choking. On Skates, he captures a warmer glow of
freer times. Roads, leading to and from, are prominent on the disc,
serving as a ready metaphor for situations both bleak and hopeful.
Lance Loree and Dave Bauer are co-stars of this disc, playing a
dizzying array of stringed and fretted instruments. Coffey never
takes the easy way and Same Boy is the creation of a lyricist,
musician and artist come to fruition. The production is professional
but grounded, with a handpicked band of Southern Albertans serving as
the Lokels. The generous 66-minute album is packaged with a DVD
(film) that provides insight into the recording process while
illustrating several of Coffey's loosely narrative songs."
Donald Teplyske- Red Deer Advocate 10/17/2006
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